I got this BBQ Tempeh recipe from The 30 Minute Vegan. I can’t remember the last time I tried BBQ sauce before making this version. I always assumed I wouldn’t like it because it’s sweet. Well, this sauce is a little sweet, but it’s also smoky and delicious. It’s one of those “winners” that I return to every couple of weeks. My omnivore husband also loves it, to the point where he will make a special request for it.
In the past I’ve substituted tofu, but tofu just doesn’t suck up all that lovely sauce the way tempeh does. I like to serve the tempeh on a ciabatta roll with a little Veganaise, tomato and lettuce, and extra BBQ sauce for good measure. A pickle doesn’t hurt either.
Once we got the sandwiches assembled we must've been too excited to take pictures, because this was the only pic I got, fresh outta the oven.
And now it’s time to do some meditation exercises and psych myself up for this afternoon’s trip to the oral surgeon. Jackson says, “Don’t worry mama, I’ll still love you with four fewer teeth.” (Actually he's cheesing it up in hopes that I will let him have another pickle, but I imagine that's what he is thinking.)